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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet

Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people [...]

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

In Nigeria, pregnant women just hours from giving birth travel unprotected on motorbikes instead of ambulances. Other women go around maternity wards begging for money to pay hospital fees. ,This shouldn't be happening in Nigeria: [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,News

At Risk: Rights Violations of HIV-Positive Women in Kenyan Health Facilities

Women living with HIV in Kenya who seek medical care suffer multiple human rights violations and encounter daunting barriers to quality healthcare. The Center will highlight findings from its new report At Risk: Rights Violations [...]

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies,Africa, Kenya,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Linking HIV and Reproductive Rights

The Center Spotlights Reproductive Rights at the XVII International AIDS Conference Human rights, including reproductive rights, must be at the center of the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Center for Reproductive Rights will be taking that [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa, Kenya, Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers,News

Pregnant Women in Nigeria Die Due to Government Negligence, According to Center for Reproductive Rights’ New Report

Almost 60,000 women die every year in Nigeria from preventable pregnancy-related causes because the oil-rich country has failed to implement and enforce its own policies on maternal health, according to a new report published by [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,News

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria

Broken Promises: Human Rights, Accountability, and Maternal Death in Nigeria, a new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Women Advocates Resource and Documentation Centre, illustrates the systematic failure of the Nigerian government to [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Nigeria,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Gender-Based Violence Laws in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender-based violence includes acts of violence in the form of physical, psychological, or sexual violence against a person specifically because of his or her gender. It constitutes one of the most widespread human rights abuses [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Africa,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.